Silatolu Latu

  • 26 Age
  • 110kg Weight
  • 178cm Height

Biography

Born in Tonga, Latu moved to Sydney where he attended Botany Bay Primary School before becoming a student at South Sydney High. His uncle signed him up to the Canterbury Juniors from a very young age. “He wanted me to keep out of trouble” Latu said. He began his junior career as a fly half before he settled as a forward after he conceded he wasn’t going to grow any taller or faster. Latu began playing for the University of Sydney at just sixteen years of age and went on to win national aged representation in 2012 and again in 2013.

Following his Super Rugby debut for the Waratahs against the Western Force, Latu was selected in the 2014 Wallabies’ squad before a broken arm put prospects of a debut on hold. Two years later Latu was picked for the Spring Tour and won his first Test cap against Wales.

Highlights

2012

Selected in the Australian U20s squad for the fifth-annual IRB Junior World Championship tournament in South Africa.

2013

Selected in the Australian U20s squad for the sixth-annual IRB Junior World Championship tournament in France.

2016

Latu won his first Test cap off the bench when he replaced Stephen Moore in the 32-8 victory over Wales at Cardiff. He played a further three Tests on that tour including his first match in the run-on XV against France in Paris.

2018

He earned a career high eight caps from the Wallabies 13 Test matches. Six of the eight were as the replacement hooker including all three matches of the home series against Ireland. He started at hooker in the run-on XV for the Spring Tour internationals against Wales and England.